The HWS Dance Department presents the Senior Choreographers Concert, featuring original choreography by four senior Dance majors/minors, at 8 p.m. Friday March 31 and Saturday, April 1 in Winn Seeley Gym-Theater.
The concert is free of charge and open to the public and the seniors are soliciting donations for a newly established scholarship fund that will help defray the cost of students participating in the American Colleges Dance Festival Association annual conference.
This year's concert will present works representing jazz, tap and modern dance genres involving nearly 30 students. Three of the pieces are solos: choreographers Meredith Boggia, Alexandra Marini, and Colleen Wahl perform solos that they choreographed.
The concert will also feature choreography for ensembles, with group works by Boggia, Alison Daly, and Wahl. Two of the group works presented were first performed in November’s Koshare Dance Collective Concert; each has been substantially revised and lengthened for the Senior Choreographers Concert.
Senior dance majors and minors with formal course work in dance composition may apply for inclusion in the Senior Choreographers Concert, and the concert production becomes part of their Dance Senior Seminar experience. This year, the seniors are also responsible for creating the lighting design for each of their pieces, under the direction of Mark Wenderlich, lighting designer and technical director for dance.
The concert features performances by HWS students from first years to seniors. In addition to the senior choreographers, performers from the HWS classes of 2006 will include Sara Barell, Morgan Callahan, Lennox Debra, Kyle Dempsey, Peter Hammond, Sarah Mantell, Kara Papin, Philip Recchio and Kristine Reinhardt.
After each evening’s concert, the choreographers and performers will participate in an artist-audience “talk back” session in the theater, and refreshments will be served.
For details, contact Professor Cynthia Williams at ext. 3495 or e-mail Williams@hws.edu.